Bait Caps

Bait Caps

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Electric Fencing Training Aid

We have been unable to obtain the metal bottle tops that are used to make the caps. They are no longer manufactured having been universally replaced by plastic. Consequently we are unable to make Baitcaps. A servicable alternative is to tie a lump of cotton wool on to the fence with some copper wire. 

Baiting remains a very effective method of boosting an Electric Fence.

  • Extemely effective at encouraging animals who may not respect an electric fence as much as they should, particularly applicable to deer and other antelope but also horses, badgers and foxes.
  • Soak the cottonwool with a suitable bait and attach to the fence.
  • For foxes use some dripping or residue gravy from the Sunday roast.
  • A positive effect is seen immediately and baiting is not normally required a second time.
  • Pack of 20 Caps

N.B. If an animal is already respecting the fence there is no need to bait the fence, this is only for those animals who are proving difficult.

Fox and Mink:- Gravy, Meat residues
Rabbit, Deer & Alpaca:- Neat Apple cordial/juice.
Horses, Pigs & Badgers;- Honey, Syrup, Peanut Butter or Treacle.

Reviews

Customer Reviews 4 item(s)

Definitely works
This really worked on my horse that seemed to ignore the electric fence and would simply walk through it. The others would stay where they were meant to but he didn't and as he was a liveried horse he was a pain. Saw a comment on a forum and decided to try it. Made my own as described and they worked immediately. Felt a bit guilty but what ends well is worth it.
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Review by Bridget Burton, Canterbury, Kent / (Posted on 15/03/2017)
Immediate Effect
I had an awful time with a horse and following advice tried this - it worked immediately. He licked one and leapt a mile flicking his tongue in and out. Did not go near the fence since.
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Review by George Cooper / (Posted on 11/03/2016)
It Works.
Yes it works. My 16.2 horse simply jumped over until we tried this. I feel a lot more secure.
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Review by Nelly Rosk / (Posted on 13/06/2014)
Deer Fencing
Red deer were a real problem for us - eating the leaves off apple trees as fast as they grew, ripping off branches, breaking trunks at ground level & ringing others. There was loads of grass & shelter on the outside of our fence, but they just seemed to love our patch; concentrated on trashing the cultivated fruit trees, eating everything in the veg patch & chewing the plastic on the poly tunnel. They'd be mooching round the house at all hours of the day & night, & even me running at them screaming had little effect. We tried the usual deer scarers, large dog, shooting them (took 3 weeks for newcomers to move in), beefed up part of the the fence to 1.7 - 2m plus & watched them sail over, and tried a waist height electric fence with horizonal spreaders 2m apart (easily cleared). In desperation we took inspiration & advice & put a BAITED electric fence line at waist height around our boundary. It worked a treat.... The trick is in the bait caps, which we made from metal beer bottle tops with a scrap of fabric or cotton wool to hold the bait held onto the electrified wire with twist of scrap of wire so that the whole thing is electrified. We put the bait caps every 5m or so along the fence on the most popular areas, further apart elsewhere. Initially I baited them with apple juice cordial - as they clearly loved apples - but later switched to peanut butter as it doesn't wash out every time it rains. I should think treacle or golden syrup would work too.

I'm told the theory is that the deer sidle up sideways thinking that smells good - sniff, get a zap, & learn to stay away. Apparently being deflected sideways means that they can't tell how high the shocking part is & so don't try & jump over. I'm also told that once they have learnt to avoid the fence you don't strictly need to keep replenishing the bait/ electrifying the fence, but we keep it on & top them up every few months just in case. I want to keep any new deer on the block out.

Its been over two years now since we baited the fence & I'm delighted to say that the deer have stayed out - we still see them, but on the outside of our boundary fence. Our trees have new leaves & side shoots, & even a few apples. (Posted on 07/04/2014)
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Review by Debra Lyndley / (Posted on 14/04/2014)